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Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

Allergies & the Immune System

5 Ways to Prepare for an Allergy Emergency

Being prepared for an allergy emergency will help you, your child, and other caregivers respond in the event of a serious reaction.

A Cold or Allergies: Which Is It?

Is it a cold or allergies? Find out what the experts have to say.

Air Pollution and Asthma

Ground-level ozone and other air pollutants can trigger asthma flare-ups. But there are steps you can take to minimize your child's exposure.

All About Allergies

Millions of Americans, including many kids, have an allergy. Find out how allergies are diagnosed and how to keep them under control.

Allergies

Explore more than 20 articles in English and Spanish about all aspects of allergies in children.

Allergy Shots

Many kids battle allergies year-round, and some can't control their symptoms with medications. For them, allergy shots (or allergen immunotherapy) can be beneficial.

Can Kids Get Allergies All Year?

Find out what the experts have to say.

Celiac Disease

Kids who have celiac disease, a disorder that makes their bodies react to gluten, can't eat certain kinds of foods. Find out more - including what foods are safe and where to find them.

Do Allergies Cause Asthma?

Allergies don't cause asthma, but kids who have allergies are more likely to get asthma.

Eczema

Eczema can be an itchy nuisance and cause scratching that makes the problem worse. Fortunately, more than half of the kids who have eczema today will be over it by the time they're teenagers.